Milford Sound &
Big 5 Glaciers Scenic Flight

One of the only scenic flight companies ex. Queenstown to showcase some of Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks largest Glaciers. These include the Rob Roy, Bonar, Jura, Volta, Dart, Olivine, and Donne Glaciers among many others and of course, Milford Sound itself. Each tour is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers, these are kiwi secrets that have been reserved to advanced mountaineers or a select few tourists travelling by air from Wanaka.

After check-in completion, your pilot will give a thorough pre-flight briefing on the route and scenic highlights likely to be encountered.

Departing from Queenstown airport at 8.00am, the flight path tracks north up the world famous Shotover Canyon, passing Lake Lochnagar to Mt Aspiring (tallest peak outside of the Mt Cook region at 10,000ft/3030m). New Zealand has 7 glaciers that span greater than 10 hectares, and the only one in the Southern Lakes happens to reside on the northern side of Mt Aspiring, called the Volta Glacier. This is assured to be a highlight before turning west for Milford Sound. On this next sector passengers will be mesmerised flying down ‘glacier alley’ with the Olivine Ice Plateau, a unique glacial amphitheatre. Further west toward Milford Sound we link up with our existing Milford flight path, over Mt Tutoko and the Donne & Age Glaciers, before capturing the Fiord of Milford, followed by a return flight back to Queenstown viewing the Arthur Valley & Lake Te Anau.

Glacier Scenic Flights from Queenstown - Glacier View
  • Scenic Flight of Milford Sound via Mt Aspiring, overflying at least five major glaciers.
  • Fantastic aerial views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, waterfalls and the majestic Milford Sound
  • Complimentary pick-up/drop-off service from most Queenstown accommodation

*Please note that this is an Overflight and does not include a landing at Milford Sound or a boat cruise, but is instead a longer scenic flight with a central focus around New Zealand’s most hidden Glaciers. 


01 October – 30 April 2024 (Summer)

8.00am FLIGHT*
Adult : $469 NZD / Child : $329 NZD


01 May – 30 September 2024 (Winter)

 9.30am FLIGHT*
Adult : $469 NZD / Child : $329 NZD

*Minimum of 6 passengers for flight to operate.



Flight time is 1 hour, however allow 1.5 hours for this experience.

This option is ideal, if you:

  • Are time poor, but price savvy. By selecting this trip, you will have a full day left to make the most of your time in Queenstown.
  • Have done your research and realise a fixed wing flight is the ultimate way to view New Zealand’s National Parks. This option captures the best parts of the Fiordland & Aspiring National Parks.
  • Intended to view the Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers, but missed out due to inclement weather.
  • Don’t mind getting up early to capture a sunrise on a majestic array of glaciers.

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